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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 12, 2014 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who needs visuals?

> because they don't seem to enjoy it as much.

Even though there was a sense of working man's GD by '70 that was still when they were at the beginning of their careers. I can't help but think, if you look at the full arc of anyone's career, that by ones forties is anything consistently as bright or intense? You have bad days when nothing seems to turn out right, boredom, "coffee" breaks, the same petty paces- but also days when the juice is flowing again and is time to tell Momma to throw a leg over cause it's good now, but it 'aint going to last and who knows when it will be back. Your bottom line was the fate of the band, as it is of us all.

(Also, what an odd op.)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 12, 2014 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: who needs visuals?

Yeah, true...but ya know, when I see an old Jorma K, or Leo K, or St Winwood/EricC, and even decrepit GBaker barely able to get on the drum kit, I still see a sense of real joy in being there (PHil these days too, right? Folks say that...).

At times that was hard to "see" w Jerry (by 82 he could seem really zonked on stage), and that was more imprt (to me) than "hey, why doesn't he jump like Sting or Pete T or whoever"...and yea, I never thought--at the time--that the breaks were esp long. Back then, again, prior to 82, it was only a bit more than any other band we saw.